Our Fashion Design BA has an exceptional reputation for being aligned with the international fashion industry and enabling you to have outstanding opportunities to engage with the industry throughout your course. We specialise in helping you to become a highly original and individual creative designer, capable of working at the highest levels of the international fashion industry. We were the first undergraduate course to show at London Fashion Week, and able to show in February 2020, prior to the national lockdown. In 2021, when unable to have a live show, we collaborated with SHOWstudio to present graduate work using fashion film and a documentary, before returning to a live catwalk show in 2022 to close London Fashion Week. Throughout our course, the emphasis is on the development of your personal design philosophy with an understanding of the changing context of fashion due to climate and societal changes. We are committed to sustainability and diversity and place this at the core of our teaching. The course offers a comprehensive design education for dedicated and ambitious individuals looking for a specialist career in the international fashion industry. You'll also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development alongside up-to-date digital skills for fashion design. Our students gain an enormous amount of specific and transferable knowledge from working within the fashion industry, whether these are in the context of ‘live’ design projects at university or out on extended periods of work placement. Internships on both the three-year and with Professional Experience course take place with leading international fashion companies, and have previously included: Alexander McQueen, A Cold Wall, Adidas, Asics, Balenciaga, Balmain, Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY, Christopher Kane, Craig Green, Daniel w Fletcher, Eckhaus Latta, Erdem, Eudon Choi, Givenchy, Haider Ackermann, Halpern, H&M, JW Anderson, Kenzo, KNWLS, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Maison Margiela, Marine Serre, Marques Almeida, Molly Goddard, Norse Projects, Phoebe English, Preen, Raf Simons, Richard Quinn, Richard Malone, Roksanda, SS Daley, Simone Rocha, Stefan Cooke, Supriya Lele , Thom Browne, Viktor & Rolf, Vivienne Westwood, Walter van Bierendonck. Opportunities to engage with the international fashion industry through set live briefs with companies have previously included FENTY, The Gap, CLOSED denim, Epson, Topshop, H&M, ISKO Denim, Max Mara, Abercrombie and ASOS. Course graduates include London Fashion Week designers Steven Stokey Daley, Paolo Carzana, Katie Ann McGuigan, Roberta Einer, Ashley Williams, as well as Jutta Kraus, Creative Director of Bernhard Willhelm; Stuart Vevers, Creative Director of Coach; Christopher Bailey and Katie Hillier. Our previous Fashion Design BA graduates have gained employment at companies including Balenciaga, Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Versace, Rick Owens, Phoebe Philo, Celine, Loewe, Maison Margiela, Louis Vuitton, Tom Ford, Gucci, Versace, Ferragamo, Kenzo, H&M, Preen, MaxMara, Anya Hindmarch, J.W. Anderson, Norse Projects, Charles Jeffrey, Martine Rose, Wales Bonner, Vivienne Westwood, Acne, Jacquemus, Paul Smith, Fred Perry and Adidas.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We also accept: Art & Design Foundation with a Pass/Distinction or a first year of a university degree in an art and design subject. UAL / BTEC Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Merit/Distinction) UAL Extended Diploma in Art & Design or Creative Practice (Merit / Distinction) Please note that we do not accept A Levels or country specific equivalent awards such Abitur, French Baccalaureat, Scottish and Irish Highers or High School Diplomas. Selected applicant will be invited to present a portfolio of their work. We do not consider applications for year 2 or above. We do not offer deferred entry.
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English language requirements
|6.0 overall with a minimum of 6.0 writing and speaking
University of Westminster English Language Requirements
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